Hi Geoffrey and Family,
It is good to hear from you. I have just
listened to some of your PODCASTS. Congratulations
for your creativity and continued and unselfish drive in support of the
air cargo industry. Another great way to get your messages across.
Although in 3 months (July 2019) it will
already be 5 years since I retired from the Dubai Air Cargo scene, I still
read your FlyingTypers e-Zines, and I realize how fast memories
and those of the people I have worked closely with (colleagues and customers
One thing that strikes me when I read your
e-Zines, how little, if anything has changed, in those 5 years, the good
old story about people’s mistrust and reluctance to embrace (even
positive) change. New people, same old politics unfortunately, democracy
at its worse.
Even my former pet subject, Calogi, while
no doubt a system light years ahead of our industry's outdated processes,
in terms of bringing players together, seems to have abandoned its ambitions
to become a global portal and is only making its mark in its home market,
Dubai, which without it, would not be the same, and struggle without a
community portal like it.
I have tried hard to leave my hopefully
positive mark on our industry over the 40 or so years I was active in
air cargo, but being retired since 5 years, I have to admit that looking
at it from a distance and not being directly involved anymore, the same
old subject, the same old suggestions, and the same old resistance seems
still omnipresent. At least, you stand out
in not giving up preaching for a better industry, for which I admire and
With my warmest regards from my new (and
totally different) purpose in life, MayLaka, Philippines. It really feels
great to be retired.